Earlier this year, staff with Franklin County Schools was anticipating good news when the Kentucky Department of Education released its School Report Card.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 1:44 p.m. on Sept. 24 to confirm a second Frankfort High School student has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education approved a reopening plan for in-person instruction at a special meeting Thursday.
Twenty-three 2020 high school graduates from Franklin County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
The Franklin County Health Department has received a $170,000 grant from UK’s Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC). The grant is renewable for three years (total of $510,000) and will support Just Say Yes, an initiative to stop substance use before it starts by providing he…
Everyone knows that when the coronavirus pandemic hit Kentucky in March, it wiped out traditional year-end events for 2020 high school seniors.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed general fund tax levy at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 28.
Dr. Aaron Thompson and Dr. Houston Barber have dedicated their professional lives to education and to making sure that a quality education is available for all.
It had been just one day of 100% virtual learning, but Franklin County Schools Superintendent Mark Kopp and Frankfort Independent Superintendent Houston Barber were pleased with the results.
It seems the African proverb rings true. It does take a village to raise a child, especially during a global health pandemic.
Independence Bank is giving away goody bags to local teachers today and Friday at both Frankfort locations during regular business hours, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
First Lady Britainy Beshear announced a new program, "Coverings for Kids," which helps Kentuckians to donate facial coverings directly to local school districts.
Families in the Frankfort Independent Schools district have until Friday to decide whether their students will be participating in in-person or virtual learning when school starts on Aug. 26.
Despite the cancellation of its major fundraiser due to COVID-19, the Frankfort Rotary Youth Fund and its partners, the Frankfort Plant Board, Burch Court Dental and the daughter of Col. Edward T. Davis, have awarded 10 local students with college scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Plans for an in-person graduation for the Frankfort High School Class of 2020 at the end of July have been nixed because of an increase in COVID-19 cases.
When the statewide Facebook group “Teacher 2 Teacher Blessing” started about a month ago, three teachers in the Frankfort Independent Schools system came up with the idea of starting a local group.
Renovations at F.D. Wilkinson Gym are a step closer to getting underway after the Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education unanimously approved that final construction documents be sent to the Kentucky Department of Education and Housing Building and Construction.
Sparked in part by the local Black Lives Matter march and the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue from the Capitol rotunda, Frankfort Independent Schools is looking for more ways to add race-related topics to its curriculum.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Re-entry Task Force is hoping to have school reopening recommendations to elected district leaders in early July.
School Superintendents Mark Kopp and Houston Barber both hope to have a plan to reopen schools that can be presented at their July 6 school board meetings.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 1:50 p.m. on June 16 to correct the spelling of physician's assistant to physician assistant.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education also received an update about renovations of the F.D. Wilkinson Gym from Craig Aossey, of G. Scott & Associates Architects PLC, at Monday's meeting.
Frankfort High's Gabriel Langley-Boaventura has been named a Semper Fidelis All-American in football by the United States Marine Corps.
Frankfort High’s student council came to life in a big way this past school year, and two FHS council officers will be serving on the state level.
Some Kentucky school superintendents say they wouldn't be able to re-open schools under suggested state guidelines that require social distancing on school buses, rely on children to wear masks and will disrupt the normal class structure of upper grades.